Welcome to a new year in Middles. We all hope that you have had a great Summer! This year the Middles teaching team is Mrs Russell, Mrs Morris and our new member of the team Mrs Taylor – we hope she enjoys being with us!
All the children have settled well and we are looking forward to working with them. Our School Topic this term is Healthy, Wealthy and Wise. We are focusing on this in Middles as Reuse, Reduce and Recycle and our Science topic is Light which we think fits in nicely!
As always it is a delight to see all the children grow and develop as they progress through the year especially the Year 3s in their first year with us. We plan to have lots of fun as well as put in lots of hard work!
Class 7 Timetable Autumn 2013
Class 8 Timetable Autumn 2013
Class 9 Timetable Autumn 2013
The Middles children have made a bright and enthusiastic start to the summer term.
They are busy preparing for the forthcoming Fun Day on May 24th by thinking about what to make as a product to sell. Unlike Miss Mirabelle’s class in the story The Country Pancake by Anne Fine (which we are studying) the classes do have ideas which will work. One suggestion is to make a ‘bag charm’ with a modern slant on a Tudor cord. We’ll keep you posted.
Our topic of Ready – Steady – Go (within the overall school; theme of My Money My Community) will have us: preparing for our trip to Kentwell Hall on Wednesday 26th June ( more details soon); looking at the way the body is constructed and moves; looking at the world of work and finances; and, considering future aspirations.
We have further staff changes to tell you about too! Class 9 is now taught by Ms Hindmarch every morning and by Mr David Hunns (who taught the current Year 6 for a bit when they were in year 5) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.
The Middles’ courtyard continues to take shape! The decking has a beautiful wooden base. It’s very exciting watching things develop.
Class 9 Timetable
Class 7 Timetable
It’s amazing to realise we are at the beginning of March! Time flies like the wind when you are enjoying yourself!
Everyone in Middles is working very hard. This term, along with many other things, we are finding out what everyday life was like back in the Tudor times and we are all very much looking forward to our trip to Kentwell Hall in the summer (Wednesday 26th June – more details will follow later).
To prepare for this visit, we’ve been: making Tudor cords and Tudor roses; looking at objects to see if they could be used for a re-enactment; finding out about Tudor schools and buildings; and, reading stories written by Terry Deary and Geoffrey Trease set in Tudor times.
Recently we’ve had a few staff changes too. Class 9 is now being taught by Ms Hindmarch on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and by Mr Hawkins on Thursday and Friday mornings. It’s very exciting to have Mrs Gilbert working with small groups again in Middles, and we would like to say a very special welcome to Mr Dale who is now working in class 9.
When you’re next in school, do take a look at the Middles’ courtyard! All kinds of improvements are taking place. One day soon we’ll have a lovely outdoor area to work in!
We would like to welcome everyone back to a new school year. A special welcome is extended to the Year Threes and to Mrs Morris who are joining us in the Middles for the first time!
In Middles, we aim to foster resilient and independent learners, who are respectful, responsible members of our school community. We do everything we can to create an environment in which every child feels special and valued for being who they are and is willing and able to make a confident contribution to school life.
The adults working with Class 7 this year are: Mrs Morris, Mrs Hay, Mrs Panting and Mrs Hodgson.
The adults working with Class 9 this year are: Ms White, Ms Hindmarch, Mr Bryden, Mrs Lewin, Mrs Jordan and Mrs Hodgson.
In addition, Ms Hindmarch and Mrs Flack will be teaching small groups each morning.
Please do use your child’s Day Book to contact us if you have any queries at all throughout the year.